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Poster: D Loofus Date: Mar 11, 2005 12:06am
Forum: feature_films Subject: "Impact" MPEG file is Unsuable for all users

Though the mpeg file is listed on the download info page as 4 gigs - which is very large for such a movie - the ftp site shows the file size as actually being almost 4 THOUSAND gigs! I don't know what the term is for a thousand gigs, but here's the actual number shown on the ftp: 3,996,649,476. No one can download such a file and it may well be causing you some broader system problems.

Will someone - anyone - please check this out and confirm what I'm saying? Thanks.

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Poster: J.B. Nicholson Date: Mar 11, 2005 1:26am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 'Impact' MPEG file is Unsuable for all users

"No one can download such a file and it may well be causing you some broader system problems."

Are you saying you can't download such a file because you don't have that much free disk space available or because your FTP client won't download files that big?

If so, these are problems for you. I understand that these are genuine practical issues, but they are not shared by everyone, and there are significant additional complications involved to split the big files and have users rejoin them before working with them.

It's important not to overstate the scope of the problem because it's useful to separate between problems that need to be addressed server-side (which will affect every user) versus local problems which boil down to telling users to get more disk space and a better FTP client (perhaps a recent wget would help); video editing is a big proposition.

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Poster: D Loofus Date: Mar 11, 2005 12:25am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 'Impact' MPEG file is Unsuable for all users

It seems silly to follow up on my own post, but in the original I forgot to say something, which is this -
thank you to those responsible for this site and for making these files available. The site is a great resource, and your efforts are most appreciated.

D Loofus

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Mar 11, 2005 2:00am
Forum: feature_films Subject: 'Impact' MPEG file is 4 GB

Using WsFTP, the size of impact.mpeg is
3902979 KB or roughly, 4 GB.

I've never uploaded a file that is larger than than size of a DVD-R (4.7 GB).

Skip

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Poster: archiverbot Date: Mar 11, 2005 12:37am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 'Impact' MPEG file is Unsuable for all users

The file size you have given is correct and is approximately 4GB. BTW, 1000 gigabytes is 1 terabyte.


This post was modified by archiverbot on 2005-03-11 08:37:01

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Poster: D Loofus Date: Mar 11, 2005 1:27am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 'Impact' MPEG file is Unsuable for all users

Thanks archiverbot for the followup. Here's the thing that's confusing me. The largest mp4
file in the Impact folder is about 279 megs and is shown as a 6 digit number, i.e. 279,224kb.
It would thus seem a 4 gig file would show as a 7 digit number, wouldn't it? Something like
3,996,649kb. But the mpeg shows as a 10 digit number, i.e. 3,996,649,476, albeit without
a "kb" at the end.

I've tried downloading this file with 2 FTP clients (CuteFTP and FTPExplorer) and both refuse,
saying I don't have enough drive space, even though I have about 60 gigs open on my drive.
Is my FTP software confused about the file size? More to the point, can anyone else initiate
a download of this file, or is it just me who has a problem? If it's the latter, then it's just
my tough luck, but if others have a similar problem, perhaps the site administrator could
check into it.

Thanks again archiverbot for the followup, and to any others for any time you've given to consideration
of my inquiry.

D Loofus

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Poster: DKelsey Date: Mar 12, 2005 6:36am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: 'Impact' MPEG file is Unsuable for all users

D Loofus will have realised by now that the 10 digit number was bytes, not kilobytes.
Two possible explanations for his problem occur to me.
(1) He says he has 60GB free on his hard drive, but is he perhaps trying to download into a partition which does not have much free space?
(2) Some operating systems have a 4Gb maximum for filesize. Ftp software should cope with that by splitting the download into separate files if necessary, but perhaps his software does not.
HTH